motorman


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mo·tor·man

 (mō′tər-mən)
n.
1. The driver of an electrically powered streetcar, locomotive, or subway train.
2. One who is responsible for maintaining engines, pumps, and other machinery in an oil drilling operation.

motorman

(ˈməʊtəmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Railways) the driver of an electric train
2. (Mechanical Engineering) the operator of a motor

mo•tor•man

(ˈmoʊ tər mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who drives an electrically operated vehicle, as a streetcar or subway train.
2. a person who operates a motor.
[1885–90, Amer.]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.motorman - the operator of streetcar
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
Translations

motorman

[ˈməʊtəmən] N (motormen (pl)) N (US) → conductor m de locomotora eléctrica, maquinista m

motorman

[ˈməʊtəˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) (Am) (of electric train) → macchinista m
References in classic literature ?
On the other side a brewery waggon was locking with the coal waggon, and an east-bound Kearny Street car, wildly clanging its gong, the motorman shouting defiance at the crossing policeman, was dashing forward to complete the blockade.
The motorman, smashing helmets with his controller bar, was beaten into insensibility and dragged from his platform.
The officer in charge of the gunner who killed Daniel and who also wounded his cousin Christopher Hegarty, said Motorman was "one of the most potentially aggressive operations that had taken place like the Suez crisis".
Getting tired of waiting, the young motorman, aged 20, decided to move on down the line towards Bensham Road and then up the steep hill towards the Sidney Grove loop.